Withey was waived by the Mavericks on Tuesday, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports. Withey was waived in part to allow the team to sign Kyle Collinsworth to a two-way contract. Withey appeared in just 10 games for Dallas, totaling 39 minutes and producing 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. At 27-years-old, Withey has a chance to sign somewhere else, but hasn't played a huge role anywhere he's been, averaging only 10.0 minutes per game for his career.
Withey has come to terms with the Mavericks on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. Withey spent last season as a member of the Jazz, who renounced his rights in mid-July. He was a deep reserve, posting just 2.9 points and 2.4 boards across 8.5 minutes per contest. While he'll likely play a similar role with the Mavericks, as his skill hasn't warranted him being deployed for more than 12.9 minutes per game in his career, he could see extended run here and there depending on the health of the Dallas centers. Regardless, he should probably be avoided in every fantasy format considering his projected workload and production.
Withey had his rights renounced by the Jazz on Tuesday, Keith Smith of Real GM reports. Withey was a deep reserve for the Jazz last season, averaging 2.9 points and 2.4 rebounds across 8.5 minutes per game. The Jazz seemingly are not interested in bringing him back for another season, which may be in part due to their selection of Tony Bradley, a center with a 7-foot-5 wingspan with notably good fundamentals, with the 28th pick in this year's draft. Withey has been in the league for four seasons, but has never drawn more than 12.9 minutes per game. While he's not a hot commodity, there's likely a team out there with need for a reserve center that has solid size and some NBA experience -- a bill that Withey fits.
Withey (illness) is expected to play in Friday's game against the Timberwolves. Withey has put in limited minutes off the bench since Derek Favors was out with knee problems. With Favors now expected to return to the floor Friday, Withey could be reduced to even less minutes off the bench with the possibility of not seeing the floor at all. Regardless, whether Withey plays off the bench or not should not have much of an impact on the team's rotation overall.
Withey is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves due to an illness, Andy Larsen of KSL.com reports. Withey is coming off a season-high 10-point performance Tuesday against the Trail Blazers. With power forward Derrick Favors (knee) also questionable, the Jazz could be facing shortages in their frontcourt against Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves. Withey is merely a depth option for Jazz, but his absence would likely allow Trey Lyles to enter the rotation as the top backup to starting center Rudy Gobert.
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